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FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
and pitch battles for key airfields outside the city. >> it is clear regime forces are being grounded down and they are losing. >> president bashar assad already killed estimated 40,000 people. president obama top aids will fear the fighting take on gruesome character. >> we remained very concerned. very concerned. as the opposition advances on damascus. that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> indeed, the senior officials confirm that syrian technicians mixed unknown quantity of the nerve agent seron and loaded on what officials believe are breakable canisters, aerosol form to be dropped from above. in dublin, secretary of state clinton met twice with the russian foreign minister. the russian dumah leader close to vladimir putin told interfax, "we have shared and do share the opinion the existing government in syria should carry out the function time has shown that the task is beyond its strength. >> it's now up to the russians to do everything possible and maximize influence over bashar assad to make sure that he does not use the weapons. >>
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 3:00pm PST
largest city of alex sand dryia. almost on cue, the violence began. and younger members of the opposition began hurling rocks from behind the line of riot police. soon, the scene devended in scrum of rock throwers, tear gas and baton yielding riot police trying to keep the ide separated. opposition leaders said it's preview of the violence the come if mohammed morsi gets his way at the ballot box. tomorrow, the second half of egypt votes on a draft constitution that critics say begins the process of turning the arab world populist country in an islamic state. at the halfway point, those in favor of the move lead the vote by a double digit margin. saturday includes voters in mostly southern egyptian provinces, typically poorer and experts say likely to favor the islamist by wider margin. the latest round of violence began last month when morsi gave himself almost king like powers bridging thousands of people to the street in protest and forcing the army to ring the presidential residents with tanks. the speed at which morsi is pushing through constitution that limits the free sp
FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
can walk by the main debt clock in new york city. west 44th street and avenue of the americas. but when you really stop and look at it for a while, maybe even stare at it, frankly, it's scary. as of today, every household in the united states owes $140,000 of debt. every single household. the u.s. borrowed roughly $6 billion every day. the country is borrowing $239 billion each hour. that is $4 billion every minute. in the time that this started, u.s. has already borrowed another $4 million. for every dollar they brought in, it spent $200.06. it runs a deficit. deficit is a one-year shortfall that has to be made up by borrowing. the national debt total accumulated debt is the sum of all the annual deficits. less any surplus. it's the running count. we hear politicians talk about deficits and the debt all the time. >> the debt. >> deficit. >> debt. >> deficit. >> bret: how to get politicians to come to some agreement to get the debt clock slow down or tick back the other way continues to be the challenge. but first, where we have been. >> take a look at the debt through history. the
FOX News
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
choice do we have? >> today new york city mayor michael bloomberg mocked the idea of the fiscal cliff might distract the ability to come together on gun control. >> if congress and the president can't focus on two things at once who on earth did we elect? >> in early 2011 the president made similar promises in tucson noting it was finally time to stop gun violence while adding quote like the ma joer of the of americans i believe the second amendment gives the right to bear arms. my administration has not curtailed the rights of gun owners it has expanded them. carney was pressed to name one action the president has taken since then. >> we taken steps on the issue of background checks to make the system more thorough and complete. >> what might be different in this tragedy is all of the children involved making it difficult for the national rifle association to stop action. >> today centrist democrats with a ratings by the nra said for the first time they are open to new gun laws. warner tweeted this was a game changer. manson seemed to agree. >> the one area of possible agreement is d
FOX News
Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm PST
brotherhood in a city east of cairo today. outside the presidential palace in the capital, thousands of islamist supporter of president morsi chased away opposition protesters who later returned in big numbers. fighting with rocks, fire bombs and sticks. tragic scenes tonight in philippines. stunned parents searching through a reof mud-stained bodies looking for missing children lost. the storm killed nearly 300 people in the southern philippines, including 78 villagers who perished during a flash flood. show and tell today on capitol hill. america's top intelligence official brought visual aids with him for his briefing on the september 11 terror attack in libya. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge tells us what lawmakers saw. >> the closed, classified briefing brought together state department and counterintelligence officials for status report on the 23-month-old investigation on benghazi terror attack. >> to the degree there was planning involved was this done over weeks, days or hours? i don't think there is any indication of long-term planning here. >> the attack c
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm PST
globe expected to cram in new york city times square to see the ball drop and ring in 2013. you are looking live there at times square. ray kelly says times square will be the safest place in world tonight. celebrate all american new year's 2013 with my colleagues megyn kelly and bill hemmer. back again. you have don't want to miss it. where are you spending new year's eve? anything interesting? let me know on twitter. follow me -- @bretbaeir. interesting story. mexican drug cartels are looking north, but way north. halfway up to california to move their product. >> e, tortion to vicious crime and working with street gang. are mexican cartels strengthen their grip in california? >> yes. what concerns me is the political shift in mexico. the shift might make it stronger in california. >> change of political leadership south of the border, there is a fear the mexican government mite not crack down and fight cartels like in recent years. this concerns the sheriff who sees the cartel becoming more brazen. >> they are recruiting from gangs in the southwest to do their work. it's about th
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
, automatic price checker instead of people on the floor to help you out. we have been through a period where we have seen the impact of higher minimum wage. it forces businesses to cut back. >> federal minimum wage is $7.25. cities and states can set their own wages higher. like san francisco. which will raise its to $10.55 an hour on january 1. >> little more money in the pocket of workers, they will have an opportunity to go out and spend more money. and grow the economy a little bit. >> taking money away from business owners and giving it to low-skilled workers is not a formula for growth that all economists support. >> raising the minimum wage is interfering with the free market process always costs jobs. it increases unemployment. >> two democratic lawmakers senator harken and congressman george miller want to raise federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $# .80 over two years but republican senator alexander says the focus should be on job training and he is for maximum wages, not minimum wages. doug? >> doug: thank you, peter. still ahead -- 2012 was a big year for political j
FOX News
Dec 3, 2012 3:00pm PST
for a free trial offer. >> bret: now fresh pickings from the political grapevine. sportscaster bob costas taking a lot of heat after using his segment on nbc sunday night football to advocate for gun control after a murder-suicide involving kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher. listen as he quotes extensively from foxsports.com writer jason whitlock. >> our current gun culture, whitlock wrote, ensures more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy and more convenient store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenager boys bloodied and dead. handguns do not enhance our safety. they exacerbate our flaws, bait us in to embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming days, belcher's action and the connection to football will be analyzed. who knows, but here wrote jason whitlock is what i believe. if belcher didn't process a gun, he and perkins would be alive today. >> bret: news busters said costas entitled to his opinion but does he have to give it during halftime of a nationally televised game? critics who say polit
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
. but still have a stimulus aspect of the economy. >> experts though say europe's us aer the city a drag on the economic growth because it relies too much on taxation while failing to reign in the expansion of government. that would seem to back up a republican theme in the fiscal cliff argument. >> if we raise taxes on the top two rate, a million small businesses who employ 25% of the work force it will cost us over 700,000 jobs and reduce economic growth, lower take home pay and those things. that is a bad scenario. >> the league negotiator on the republican side of the table facing mr. obama says raiding taxes on upper -- raising taxes on upper income americans is not going to fix the problem that the country is facing. >> even the president got the tax rate hike he wanted understand we would continue to see trillion dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see. listen, washington has got a spending problem, not a re-knew problem. >> for many top democrats it's all about taxes and not spending cuts in averting the fiscal cliff. >> the facts are at that point the 39.6% does produ
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 3:00pm PST
symbolize the economy more than the unfinished construction projects in new york city. each began with hope and promise and ran head first to environment filled with uncertainty. >> they are empty monument to bad economy. the developers have been left incomplete until they secure financing. they say the institutional construction lending has not bounced back from the 2008 economic crisis. >> they run out of money or combination of running low on money and not having enough sales where the condominium or co-op sales or the market for rentals doesn't appear to be strong enough to justify completion of the project. >> right now, the city says there are 691 star projects. number by 17%. half are 45% stalled since 2009. try and kick start construction, american institute of architect has a web site where they pitch the project to potential investors and by pass the banks. other cities have seen the housing construction rebounds by as much as 18%. all signs of a growing national turn-around. some say construction spending is cyclical. in 1976, the manhattan posh upper east side dotted with the un
FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 3:00pm PST
havoc for skiers to the west to hit the slopes. some city saw six to 12 inches of fresh powder. northeast and mid-atlantic freezing rainfall has people scrambling to get out, even as they wish for a white christmas. >> looking forward to white christmas. >> we had adequate staffing and got the passengers out quickly. today is a good day. >> triple-a predicts 84 million americans will take to the roads this holiday season. driving 786 miles round trip. >> we are seeing to see the major storms develop on many part of the country there. could be major delay at airport. we could see problems on the roads as well. especially safety problems as snow and ice comes down. >> national weather service says that more storms are headed this week. predictions are for a wentry mix to pacific northwest to ohio valley. up and down the eastern seaboard. so today was just a dry one for what is to come. >> we shall see. thank you. on the subject of being on the roads, conservative u.s. senator michael crapo charged with drunken driving after a weekend arrest in washington, d.c. suburb over the wee
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
in the syrian city of tarqtus. with assad's army playing defense, the russian peace plan appears to be an attempt to hedge their bet on assad making the inroads with the rebels. that will be hard. as rebel video uploaded to youtube show unexploded russian made bombs littering the syrian cities. this is a bomb fired on civilians in aleppo explains a rebel fighter with the russian writing clearly visible on the weapon's fin. most bomb, though, explode, like this one caught on amateur video yesterday. nearly every day they post video of recruit joining the fight. the flag visible above the rocket propelled grenade and machine gun. jihadists are often the best ware warriors. recent reports show they lay siege to military north. battle led by the hardcore islamist fighters. russia pith from the staunch ally of the syrian regime to attempted peace broker lanelly a distinction without a difference. assad has unwavering support from country less concerned about niceties. iran. >> thank you. over the past two decades 60,000 russian children have been adopted to american families. however, th
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
heart of the city was ripped apart by the tornado. >> the spirit of service still remains on the old site. parishioners use parking lot for weekly meetings and the community service. >> we became a distribution spot. >> people were coming in from all over the united states. with supplies, food, clothing. >> for more than a year. the state of the church was uncertain. roadblocks like reanalysis tants from insurance companies and the special building permits required by fema threatped reconstruction plans. but the charm leaders worked hard to clear hurdles and cut through red tape. >> we didn't know if we could come back to the original site now. the way ispayed an we're delighted. >> church members didn't have a permanent home to worship this christmas, they know with each block laid, the charm gets closer to the goal. john matthew says he has faith next christmas will be better. >> in the midst of the worst there are good things to come out, because god is always at work. >> despite ongoing construction, church members found time to help out the community. they handed out toys and fo
FOX News
Dec 4, 2012 3:00pm PST
to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ >> bret: now fresh pickings from the political grapevine. flurry of reaction and follow township the controversial comments by sports commentators over last weekend's murder-suicide involving kansas city cheer player jovan belcher and his girlfriend. he said -- >> bret: others see hypocrisy in the gun control monologue. the site notes that costas lives much of his life with the benefit of armed security. men with guns. the author writes when they went on the rant against guns he showed himself to be a hypocrite of the highest orde order. he joined other numerous elitists who live by the standard of do as i say, not as i do. belcher's grieving teammates refuse to blame guns for tragic event. the new york daily news say a pair of players one schaefering thanksgiving dinner with belcher who insists the protection of guns is necessary and most people own them. they called it a mistake saying that my mistake is i left it for too much communication in the short segment. rather than properly discussing the football culture the gun culture and domestic vio
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